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Foreclosure, eviction moratorium extended through Dec. 31

News from Senator Jon Tester   BIG SANDY — Following a sustained push led by U.S. Senator Jon Tester, the Trump Administration today agreed to extend the foreclosure and eviction moratorium for Americans who receive certain types of federal housing assistance through Dec. 31, 2020. In July...

2,600+ pounds of narcotics seized

News from the U.S. Department of the Interior WASHINGTON — Today, the Trump Administration highlighted the efforts made in 2019 by the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Joint Opioid Reduction Task Force in Indian Country, as law enforcement officials successfully led 14 operations across sev...

Bipartisan group asks for reversal on fees

News from the office of Senator Tester BIG SANDY — Following a recent announcement that Government Sponsored Enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are establishing a fee on refinanced home loans, U.S. Senator Jon Tester led a bipartisan group of colleagues in demanding that Federal Housing Financ...

70 Montana nursing homes to receive nearly $10M

News from the office of Senator Tester BIG SANDY — To provide support to seniors amid the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Senator Jon Tester recently announced that Montana will receive $9,797,300 to help 70 nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities across the state increase testing, staffing, and bols...

Briefs for Sept. 2, 2020

CFAP deadline approaching  News from USDA WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency reminds farmers and ranchers that the deadline to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program is Sept. 11. This program provides direct relief to producers who faced price ...

Fire fund doubled to reach statutory max for first time in history

News from the Office of the Governor   MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock announced that the fire fund has doubled to its statutory maximum and that the state of Montana is well equipped to manage the uncertainty ahead created by the pandemic due to sufficient budget reserves of over $600 milli...

Census Partners increase outreach efforts

News from the Montana 2020 Census MONTANA — The Montana Department of Commerce detailed some of the increased 2020 Census outreach efforts made possible by statewide partners through funding allocated by Governor Steve Bullock from the Coronavirus Relief Fund.  With little more than a mont...

Briefs for Aug. 19, 2020

DPHHS issues statement on proposed rule regarding flavored electronic smoking device  News from DPHHS MONTANA — Department of Public Health and Human Services Director Sheila Hogan sent this notification to the Children, Families, Health and Human Services Interim Committee today regardi...

Caucus demands postal service address delivery delays

U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.), ranking member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, and Gary Peters (D-MI), ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, are demanding immediate action following reports of significant delays in veterans...

Governor directs $50M to maintain, expand childcare to support Montana families

News from the Office of the Governor   MONTANA - Governor Steve Bullock announced on Aug. 11 he will direct $50 million to increase childcare options for Montana families and bolster the state’s childcare infrastructure in response to COVID-19. “As more Montanans return to work and f...


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